Here are some general tips to keep in mind when using APA or MLA style. Use these
patterns of capitalization, punctuation, use of italics, and spacing.
General Tips to Keep in Mind: APA Style
When using APA style, remember to:
- Indent the second line of the citation five spaces from the left margin.
- Italicize the title of a book or a journal, regardless of whether it is in print or
- Alphabetize entries letter by letter in your reference list at the end of your paper.
- Use the author's first initial, never the entire first name.
Here are some of the most commonly used citation formats in APA and MLA styles:
Journals and Magazines
Doctoral Dissertations and
Websites & Electronic Media
For more examples, please see the complete Citation Resources & Guides provided by UMUC Information and Library Services.